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What climate scientists are saying about the global warming “hiatus”

October 8, 2014 7:36 pm0 comments
What climate scientists are saying about the global warming "hiatus", a post from CCNF's 'Climate Change in the Media' section

What are our readers to make of the slow-down in global surface temperature rise after 1998? What’s often heard in my neck of the woods is something along the lines of what Dr. Neil Frank, former KHOU-TV meteorologist and beloved Houston personality, wrote in the Houston Chronicle last Friday: If global warming will be […]

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Part II: History of climate change science (1969-1990) according to Daniel Yergin [General Commentary]

August 27, 2014 1:21 am0 comments
The Quest by Daniel Yergin

As a layman trying to understand the climate change issue, I have been on the hunt for a good read on the history of climate science—and the science of climate change—for the CCNF Scientist Community and readers to discuss. In a previous post, I presented a set of excerpts from Daniel Yergin’s 2011 book, The […]

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On the Risky Business Report: Will “business as usual” lead to an additional 56-108 extremely hot days (over 95°F) per year by 2100? This and other predictions. [Fact Checking]

August 18, 2014 12:53 pm0 comments
Increase in annual number of extremely hot days predicted by the Risky Business Report. Source: Risky Business website.

The following graphics and block quotes are from a recent report on the economic risks of climate change by the Risky Business Project. I circulated the excerpts to the CCNF Scientist Community for fact checking and am presenting their comments below. The video toward the end is from the Risky Business website. For more […]

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Part I: History of climate change science (1836-1969) according to Pulitzer-Prize winning author [General Commentary]

July 29, 2014 12:34 am1 comment
Tyndall delivering a public lecture at the Royal Institution. Credit: University College.

A note by Michael Quirke: I have always found that one of the best ways to learn about the present is to look to the past, so for this post we’ll be looking back in time to explore the history of climate change science. For instance, when was man-made climate change first hypothesized? When did it become an […]

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GAME ON! The CCNF Fact Checker/General Commentary section is back in action!

July 16, 2014 6:08 am0 comments
GAME ON! The CCNF Fact Checker/General Commentary section is back in action!

Welcome to the new fact checker/commentary section of CCNF 2.0! In this section, scientists in the CCNF Scientist Community (and their guests) comment on or fact check excerpts of stories on climate change from the outside media. The material, which is selected by the journalist (yours truly), comprises “anything influencing […]

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Science Magazine: “Outsider Finds Missing Global Warming” and NASA data sets “have underestimated the pace of warming between 1997 and 2012 by an estimated 158% and 49% respectively.” [Fact Checking]

May 5, 2014 5:25 am3 comments
Source: Cowtan and Way

Summary of initial comments (paraphrases and quotes): Dr. Andrew Dessler: “I really liked this article and I learned a few things — such as the fact that Cowtan and Way are not climate scientists, but are contributors to Skeptical Science.” Will add one point: “While I accept their adjustment, this does not […]

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